Dispute over Valley View Center demolition may be over

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The legal dispute over a partially-demolished North Dallas mall may be over.

The city and the developer who owns Valley View Center have reached a settlement over alleged code violations. The deal was first reported by The Dallas Morning News.

The developers agreed to pay $1 million of the $3.5 million the city said they owned in fines and will tear down the rest of the mall and the parking structure, except for an AMC movie theater on site.

The developers originally planned an enormous retail and residential development called Dallas Midtown, but that got hung up over millions in tax incentives. It’s still unknown what, if any, development will take place on the massive piece of land along 635.

If all goes as planned, the mall should be torn down by the end of the year.